Join our "Vision Australia Library 101" Webinar


Date 18 Apr 2018

Time 19:00 PM


Anne Ford

Address Online event, ,

Mobile 03 9864 9723



Description: We're inviting our public library colleagues across Australia to join us and discover how we can help them to support their readers who are blind, have low vision or have a print disability such as dyslexia. We will be chatting about some of our collections and services; including the free Vision Australia Connect app, DAISY audio players, children's and youth services, and personal support.
This will be an online event so feel free to ask us those curly questions that you've been too afraid to ask.

Date: Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Time: 9am – 10am (AEST)

Cost: Free

Registrations: Register for Vision Australia Library 101 here.

After you register you will be send an email with instructions on how to join the event. 

Our Panelists

Jamie Kelly – Online training support officer

Jamie was born blind and has been an adaptive technology user his whole life. He has worked for Vision Australia for about 25 years and is the online training support officer in the library. 

Kathy Fela – Service Engagement Consultant

Kathy has worked for VA for 18 years in a variety of positions, ranging from Fee for Service to Adaptive Technology Trainer through to Client Manager for Sydney North and east with 29 direct reports. She is now with the Vision Australia Library as Service Engagement Consultant, which she loves.
Kathy loves reading, Fun Runs and Dragon Boat paddling, competing locally and internationally.

Sarah Bloedorn – Children and Youth Services Librarian

Sarah has worked with Vision Australia Library for two years in the position of Children and Youth Services Librarian. Previously she has worked in public and tertiary libraries with a focus on providing quality services for young people and encouraging literacy and lifelong learning. 

Anne Ford – Coordinator of Community Engagement Librarian

Anne has been working for the Vision Australia Library for a number of years. As the Community Engagement librarian she engages with the community and with other public libraries to promote the library and build our membership. She has always got at least one book on the go and a piece of cross stitch half-finished  Anne also cares for a Breeder SEDA dog named Dinah. 

Katalin Mindum - Reference and Information Librarian

Katalin has worked at Vision Australia Library for 2 years and is the Reference and Information Librarian with a focus on supporting both Vision Australia staff and members. Prior to coming to Vision Australia she worked in an academic library as a specialist liaison librarian providing information literacy as well as research assistance to students and faculty staff.
We are looking forward to sharing information about our library and perhaps forming some new partnerships.

Register for 'Vision Australia Library 101' now.